Hershal - Shoot The Piano Player (RRCD1003)
There has never ever been an album quite like this!
The perfect accompaniment to any bachelor pad, it combines mayhem, murder and masterful piano-playing.
From "Moondance" to "Rock Around the Clock", Gershwin to Porter, Hershal romps through some old favourites with a pulse that'll knock your socks off!
In the tradition of those great 1930s "stride" piano players, whose antics at the piano were never recorded live, Fats Waller, Willy "The Lion" Smith and James P. Johnson, Hershal is totally eccentric in his playing and his ad-lib comments, inspiring his audience to clap, sing, laugh and call out as he rocks the piano with wild chords and feel-good rhythms. Knocking off one tune after another in rapid-fire succession, he's not just a killer piano player, he's your serial killer piano player and you'll either love this album or hate it!
It's also the only album in the world with a bullet hole right through the entire package!
Fire up your party, if not your imagination, courtesy of Hershal.
And, if your mood happens to change somewhere along the way, you can always Shoot The Piano Player!
1- Moon Dance / How High the Moon / Bye Bye Blackbird
2- Stormy Weather / Why Do Fools Fall in Love
3- C'est Magnifique / La Vie En Rose / All I Need Is The Girl
4- Send In The Clowns / Somebody Loves Me
5- Latin Medley: La Cucaracha / Tres Lindas Cubanas
6- My Heart Belongs to Daddy
7- Lady Be Good / Smile / Pennies from Heaven
8- My Blue Heaven / Rock Around the Clock
"A masterpiece" Bruce Morley, New Zealand Musician
"Excruciatingly awful" Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald
eccentricity ... Think of a mutant hybrid part Erroll Garner, part
Liberace and part rhinoceros, rent a bazooka and do exactly as the
title suggests." Ilmar Taimre, Real Groove